[QUOTES] Cloud Epiphany Cartoon Italy #IBMBTT

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IBM BTT Cloud Epiphany Quote CartoonWhat was your ‘AHA’ moment?  The instant you realized the value of cloud.

As part of a #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Business Tech Trends study.  These are actual quotes from the study respondents on when they first realized the value of cloud computing.  And what was YOUR AHA moment for cloud?

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Internet of Things (IoT): Important Enabling Technologies

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horizonwatchingIn my previous posts on the Internet of Things (IoT) topic, we have explored both what IoT is and how an intelligent IoT supports IBM’s vision of a Smarter Planet. While there is still much work to be done before your car ‘talks’ to other cars on the road, the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a reality thanks to advancements in underlying technologies. In this post we will take a look at two important enabling technologies that are helping to make the future of IoT a reality today. Read the rest of this entry »

Gartner Symposium & #IBMSocialStudy – Impact of the Digital World

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IntegrationI was fortunate enough this year to get to the 2014 Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Florida.  The theme of the conference was the impact of the digital world and the disruption it creates within the technology industry, business and society in general. With the blurring of social, cloud, mobile and information the world changes.  What information we can gather, what we do with it and how we share it takes on a level of complexity that didn’t exist ten years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

[QUOTES] Cloud Epiphany Cartoon India #IBMBTT

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What was your ‘AHA’ moment?  The instant you realized the value of cloud.

As part of a #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Business Tech Trends study.  These are actual quotes from the study respondents on when they first realized the value of cloud computing.  And what was YOUR AHA moment for cloud?

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Techweek NY & #IBMSocialStudy – These likes ain’t loyal

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TechWeekNY badge“These likes ain’t loyal” – David Arabov, CEO Elite Daily

Last week, I had the opportunity to join Silicon Alley’s finest at Techweek New York, where I listened to over a dozen panels and speakers. While topics ranged from women in tech to wearables, the overarching theme of the conference was clear: it’s all about knowing and delighting your customer. Read the rest of this entry »

The 123s of CDOs: Envisioning a data and analytics strategy

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Chief Data Officers in the boardroomThis post is the first in a three-part series on how CDOs are transforming organizations through data.

Which of our customers are generating the greatest ROI…? How much is a re-tweet really worth to us…? How can we improve operational efficiency…?

These are some of the questions that organizations grapple with daily. While most of them know that these questions can be answered with the right data, they don’t always know how to uncover the insights they need.

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Will cloud improve your relationship?

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IBM cloud iconYour outsourcing relationship, that is. Will cloud strengthen the bonds with your current IT services provider or cause a big breakup?  These days, more and more outsourcing arrangements are being put to the test.

This IBM Center for Applied Insights study takes an inside look at how organizations are bringing cloud into their outsourced IT services mix. Read the rest of this entry »